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as has paul ryan and certainly the vast majority of republicans in the house. which is a commitment not to raise overall taxes. romney's committed to cutting all tax rates at least 20%. ryan and the house republicans want to go to a top rate of 25% corporate and individual. romney's made it clear. any changes are in the context of keeping overall taxes from going up and making sure the middle class doesn't get hit request higher taxes. it's not a tax increase, he's made that clear. >> mr. secretary, a lot of discussion about whether or not the wealthy or the middle class families in america benefit more from any limit of deductions. >> well, a limit of deductions actually would hurt the wealthy to the extent that we're talking about a deduction that the wealthy take in very, very large amounts. a limit on those deductions makes some sense in terms of a progressive tax system. >> what do you think the plan for the president will be tonight? terms of tax reform, mr. reich? >> the president has said that he wants the so-called buffett rule that is a minimum tax particularly in regard t
that the choice of ryan would scare people. >> he's up in all the polls with people over 65, though. >> right. but senior citizens are the strongest element of romney's coalition. doing very well with them right now. >> john, i know that every day as we get closer to the election, we need things to talk about, and the polls are all we have. how many people was this, 849 or something? what's the number? >> you talking about the national poll? >> yeah, either one. >> in the swing state polls, we do 1,300 registered voters. >> doesn't matter what the actual numbers are. i remember taking statistics, so i understand standard -- i understand how they try to make it scientific. but you know what i'm saying. you take any 900 people at any given tile and you think about 200 million people, whatever it is, but then we microanalyze the moist minute details because that's what we do as journalists. i can give you polls -- i saw a poll last week that had -- it was plus-four for the president, and then another one was down six. it was an individual state. and then you got the deviations between rasmussen
next week against ryan. that should be good, don't you think? >> i do. >> steve see you back in a bit? >> we'll talk about draghi at 8:30 and jobless claims. >>> right now breaking news, julia boorstin has more on what's happening with facebook. >> that's right, the facebook announcing it has 1 billion monthly active users and 600 million mobile users, mark zuckerberg saying, making this announcement saying "i'm committed to working each day to make facebook better for you and hopefully one day we'll be able to connect the rest of the world." this is a major milestone for the company. facebook hit 500 million active users, doubling its size in two years. mark zuckerberg taped an interview with matt lauer airing exclusively on the "today" show shortly, that sitdown his first since the ipo coming up later this afternoon. >> yesterday afternoon i saw a headline, facebook is going to charge you $7 if you want to send posts, headlines to your friends. sounded crazy. >> facebook is testing all sorts of different ad models and facebook gives you the option of paying to promote your post to y
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